The Clique: Best Friends for Never by Lisi Harrison
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Reader reviewed by Megan
As we learned in the previous book, THE CLIQUE, Massie is queen of the seventh-grade social scene. She smugly takes her royalty for granted until the day she overhears a girl saying that Massie is "so over." In alarm, Massie decides that she absolutely must host a boy-girl Halloween party to maintain her status, but she knows her mother will never go for it. Then she comes up with a plan. Her parents want her to be friends with Claire --- who is currently living in their guesthouse --- in the worst way. Hmmm.
Claire and Layne continue to be tight, but Claire secretly still yearns to be part of Massie's in-group. Then Massie comes to her with a proposal: pretend they're friends and their delighted parents will give them anything their hearts desire, which just happens to be that Halloween party, complete with boys. Claire, who is ready to find a boyfriend, agrees.
Score! The parents fall for the "friends'" party idea. Massie is ecstatic until her pal Alicia informs her that kissing games are always played at boy-girl parties. Massie secretly panics at the very idea, while remaining outwardly cool.
Massie also worries when two of her friends argue viciously over a boy. If her clique splits up, then she'll no longer be the A-list leader, party or no party. Massie panics when Alicia starts hanging out with Olivia, a girl from outside the clique --- the horror! Massie surely isn't going to let Olivia into her group, so what's going to happen to her friendship with Alicia?
When Massie and her friends make a daring fashion statement at school, it backfires. The consequences are dire for the entire student body. Massie knows her reign as queen could very well be finished forever; in fact, she'll be lucky to survive the wrath of her classmates. She needs a friend, and Claire steps up to the (fashion) plate. Massie wavers...maybe the two of them actually could be true friends. But some foreshadowing suggests something --- or someone --- may come between them.
Meanwhile, someone close to Massie betrays her in the most shocking and underhanded way imaginable. Revenge is in the air.
BEST FRIENDS FOR NEVER is another quick, fun, enjoyable read...and this one has a perfect cliffhanger ending. So, quick! On to the next Clique book!
I LOVED THIS BOOK. i thought this book was great. i love the way that lisi harrison writes she writes so you think your in the book with them and when someone says something mean you want to say oh no you didn't. i have read all the books in the line and if you havent then you don't know what your missing. love ya lisi -ADDIE
Lisi Harrison has written another masterpiece! Better that the first, this book has defined middle school drama, and made it more high-class and interesting!
Massie Block. Alicia Rivera. Dyaln Marvil. Kristen Gregory. The "infamous pretty-commitee" at Octavian Country Day school in Westchester. Everyone still envies them for all of their looks, attitude, and money.
Claire Lyons. Still searching for acceptance from the Clique, and still doesn't have as much fashion sense as Massie and her friends.
It's almost Halloween, and the Clique decides to throw a costume party! The only problem is, Massie has to plan the party with Claire. The clique and Claire also decide to dress up as devils for Halloween, but they get into trouble when they make there costumes "not appropriate for their ages." As a result, there would be a designing contest for SCHOOL UNIFORMS!! Most of the Clique, and Claire, team up together... But where's Alicia?!?! She's now teamed up with Olivia Ryan!
Will betrayals lead to the Clique ending? Will Alicia be accepted back into the Clique? Will Massie's reputation as being the ruler be demolished?
READ IT TO FIND OUT! IT'S A GREAT BOOK! BETTER THAN THE FIRST!
All gossip girls is about is drunken spoiled teenagers. However, not only does this book have a catchy title, a pretty cover, but the plot is better. There is so much more to the book than drinking. It is about friendship. It's a number one.
i loved this book! originally i read it because i am also writing a book about middle school girls and i wanted to see if i could learn anything from this series. did i ever! the series is amazing-especially this book-way better than gossip girl.(not that i won't be reading that series, too). juicy and instanlty engrossing, i bought revenge of the wannabes, too, and am reading it right now. perfect! for those of you who want a new series to read, try The It Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar. that's awesome, too. this thirteen year old has been inspired!
Massie Block and her friends rule Octavian Country Day school in westchester, new york. massie decides to throw a girl/boy halloween party where claire, the new girl meets Cam, massie's crush. Cam starts to like claire, but luckily massie doesnt know. read it to find out what else happens.
I really loved this book!!! i would stay up reading for hours because i just couldnt put this down. these girls are just soo lucky to be that rich except massie is pretty against Abercrombie fitch lol, because they can afford designer (wish i could). i really reccomend this series for people who love style, like these girls. this book was just one that i could really relate to because of how modern it is. after i finished this one, i couldnt wait to read the next one!!it really got me hooked!
This book along with the WHOLE series is absolutley amazing. If you read this book you will not be disapointed. The author keeps it interesting but not so much that it seems overwhelming and fake. If you like the gossip girl series these books are a must!